Headshots: Psychology + Gaming
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Headshots is the psychology and gaming podcast. Join Kelli Dunlap and Josué Cardona for mind-blowing, insightful conversations about human behavior, motivation, game design, mental health, play, and more.
||ExplicitReward Psychology||Ep. 25: Rewards are a big part of why we play games so Kelli and Josué discuss a GDC 2017 presentation on reward psychology by Ben Lewis-Evans, a user experience researcher at Epic Games, that address the good and bad rewards we see in games and how th.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMental Health Awareness Month: Video Games and Therapy||Ep. 24: May is Mental Health Awareness Month so Geek Therapist Lara Taylor joins Josué to talk about video games and mental health services. They address some of the misconceptions about video game “addiction” and discuss how they’ve used video gam||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTransmedia = More Story||Ep. 23: Kelli and Josué discuss how games can be a part of a much bigger story told through different media. Think of how Star Wars and Halo stories are told through books and movies in addition to games. Do stories in other formats make your play expe..||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBreath of the Wild Flow||Ep. 22: We discuss the mental state of flow in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with special guest Lauren Keller. Lots of love for BotW on this episode. You can reach Laren on Twitter: @CHICKENDINOSAUR — Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com.||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCards Against Psychology||Ep. 21: On this episode we review our recent PAX East panel which was our take on Cards Against Humanity, using psychology and gaming concepts, played live in front of an audience. It was tons of fun and now you can play at home too!||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLove and Betrayal in the Console War||Ep. 20: Kelli and Josué try to objectively explain why gamers prefer one video game console over another by looking at their own reasons for being on their respective teams. We fail miserably, by the way. Kelli says she bleeds green,||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow Video Games Can Save the World w/ Asi Burak||Ep. 19: This episode is an interview with Asi Burak, CEO of Power Play, the Chairman of the organization Games for Change (G4C), and co-author of Power Play: How Video Games Can Save the World. Notes: PAX East panel information – http://east.paxsite.||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAffection Games – Press A to Kiss||Ep. 18: There is a genre of games that is all about the love! Kelli and Josué explore the fascinating world of affection games. Get ready for lots of talk of kissing and flirt lasers. Notes: Affection games | DiGRA – http://bit.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhen Games Become Politically Significant||Ep. 17: Kelli and Josué discuss games that have taken on political significance in different ways. Sometimes a character becomes a symbol or a game takes on a new meaning because of current events. We think this is more common in other mediums so we ex..||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSelf-Care Games||Ep. 16: What is a self-care game? Is there a Self-Care Game genre? Kelli and Josué discuss self-care in-depth, how games can (and cannot) be used for self-care, and why more self-care games sounds like a good idea. Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuperbetter Fan Club Book Club #3 (of 3)||Ep. 15: Like Return of the Jedi, the third installment of our PsychTech Superbetter Fan Club Book Club is the best yet! We cover chapters 9 – 12, rant passionately about feedback loops, discuss the importance of allies, explore the power of identity,||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuperbetter Fan Club Book Club #2 (of 3)||Ep. 14: The Superbetter love continues! We cover chapters 5-8 of Jane McGonigal’s Superbetter and dive deep into the first four rules of how to be gameful: 1) Challenge yourself, 2) collect and activate power-ups, 3) find and battle the bad guys,||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuperbetter Fan Club Book Club #1 (of 3)||Ep. 13: We’re diving into Jane McGonigal’s Superbetter this week. It’s a long book so we’re taking our time. We cover chapters 1-4, Josué proposes some questionable practices, and Kelli gets to process her feelings about playing with strangers.||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDr. Game Dev||Ep. 12: Kelli just completed a Master’s degree in Game Design (… she already had a PsyD in Clinical Psychology… ) so we talk about what that was like and the games she has made. We also discuss her most recent game (and capstone project).||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWill your life be a video game?||Ep 11: In a recent interview, Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, said that in the future video games will move from being discrete to indiscrete experiences, possibly being a part of everything we do. Kelli isn’t having it but Josué thinks Wilson i||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow Do You Deal With Sexual Assault and Harassment in Virtual Reality?||Ep 10: A few articles recently discussed an act of sexual assault in VR from the gamer and developer’s perspectives so we discuss how not ok it is to sexually assault someone in VR (or anywhere else), why this can happen in VR more easily than in other.||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVR Brings Us New Experiences and Feelings||Episode 9: Josué and special guest Ali Mattu discuss what new experiences they’ve had so far in virtual reality, including new feelings that were much harder to experience before VR. Games discussed include Batman Arkham VR, Thumper, EVE Valkyrie,||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlack Mirror 3.2: Playtest||Episode 8: We discuss season 3, episode 2 of Black Mirror titled “Playtest.” Full spoilers for the episode! If you are a big fan of Black Mirror, join us for deep dives of every episode on PsychTech. Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com.||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPlato’s VR Pencil||Episode 7: Plato thought the pencil would ruin learning… Our guess is that VR games are the next big thing that is likely to be blamed for the end of civilization. Join us for a discussion on the actual effects of violence in video games and how that d.||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow Game Mechanics Build Empathy for Mental Health Issues||Episode 6: Josué and Kelli dig deep into the interactive narrative game Depression Quest and examine how it can raise empathy and understanding about depression. Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunl||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShared Presence Brings Us One Step Closer to the Holodeck||Episode 5: Josué and special guest Dr. Ali Mattu share their recent experience playing the VR game Star Trek Bridge Crew. It’s Star Trek’s 50th anniversary so we’re celebrating with an all Star Trek discussion about VR, holodecks, collaboration,||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA No Man’s Sky Celebration!||Episode 4: We have a lot of very nice things to say about No Man’s Sky. Josué and special guest Lara Taylor briefly discuss some of the hate directed toward No Man’s Sky and celebrate everything they love about it,||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPositivity and Prosocial Game Design in Overwatch||Episode 3: Blizzard’s Overwatch is oozing with positivity. It not only encourages prosocial behavior, it is designed to give you very few antisocial options. Kelli is out this week so Josué talks with special guest Dr.||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat does game design say about mental illness?||Episode 2: Did you know that in the Halo series there are Marines commonly referred to as “AWOL,” “Suicidal,” and “Paranoid”? These are NPCs that seem to display symptoms of mental illness and are unique in that you can kill them without any r||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPokémon GO and Build a Community||Episode 1: On the first episode of Headshots we do a deep dive into the Pokémon Go phenomenon and why the game seems to be resonating with so many people. Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @Jos||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus: From PsychTech to Headshots||Headshots is Josué and Kelli’s second podcast together. Their other show is PsychTech and it’s about psychology and technology. This short clip is how they pitched Headshots to their PsychTech listeners. It’s essentially a series of bloopers and fa||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHeadshots Pitch/Preview||Welcome to Headshots: The Psychology and Gaming Podcast! Since we have your attention, please allow us a minute to tell you a little about who we are and what the show is about. Full episodes coming soon! Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com.||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting topics discussed by interesting people - great show!
this is a really enjoyable podcast. the hosts are great and really captivate my attention. looking forward to more.
One of the best
I absolutely love this podcast. They are tons of fun and provide information that va be used in my career!